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Is there any evidence that the writers of Avengers: Engame were aware of SG-1: “Moebius”?

There is significant overlap in the premise of Avengers:Endgame and the two-part season 8 finale of Stargate: SG-1, "Moebius" (2005). Specifically, the team are looking for a Zero Point ...
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Were any of the Elves in Tolkien twins?

Thinking about the idea of Elves having low numbers overall, got me to wondering: as far as Tolkien's writing, could elves ever have twins? As a "yes" answer, I need an example of twins (any of JRRT ...
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Avengers Endgame vs Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - Time Travel differences

Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been consistent over the time with the MCU, so that both storylines belong to the same universe and reality. There are numerous occasions when characters and ...
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Teleportation door to another world or time [duplicate]

There is a human settlement, and there seems to have been an alien invasion, but it's long over. I've read this in a German anthology, but am sure it's British or American. It begins with a man at ...
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What happens to people when the universes are rebooted?

I hear that the DC universes are "rebooted" every now and then. What happens to the people/aliens/creatures that live in it when the whole universes are "rebooted"? Do they all die?...
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What's with the word “sardonic” in sci-fi?

OK, this is going to seem to be either a ridiculous question or there is something there. I have noticed that Asimov is a huge fan of the word "sardonic". Maybe it's just that I notice it because I ...
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1960s short story about a device that stops time for anyone within its field

This short story was in a Sci-Fi or Fantasy anthology I read in the late 1960s. It involves a scientist who invents a small device with a circular cable loop that is capable of slowing time almost to ...
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Were there any novels ever written in the Terra Nova TV series setting?

Was interested in reading any books written in the 2011 Terra Nova TV Series. But in doing a few google searches, I could not find anything. Not even a Novelization of the series I was surprised that ...
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Are there any Star Trek episode that feature only regular/recurring cast and no guest stars?

In a typical Star Trek episode you have the regular cast (i.e. the ones listed in the intro), possibly some recurring characters (e.g. Garak or Lwaxana Troi), and usually also at least 1 main guest ...
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Fate of Clara Oswald after she went to Gallifrey

Why did Clara Oswald go to Gallifrey? She stated that she hates it very much, so why? Also is there any info about her fate after this episode?
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What would have happened to Harry if Petunia and her family didn't exist? [closed]

Who would have likely taken care of Harry after the death of his parents if Lily didn't have a sister?
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Anime where the main character joins a high school where everyone is a robot

There is an anime that I remember reading the description of and I've been trying to find out which anime it was. A summary of the anime: A high school student is fascinated by a particular school (...
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Dystopian future with telepathic children

The book in question was set in a possibly post apocalyptic/dystopian future where anyone different was not allowed, society had regressed somewhat. A small group of children grew up with telepathic ...
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Searching for a Sci-fi short story about a parasitic fungus that makes people climb poles and explode

This short story concerns a parasitic fungus, very similar to the infamous Ophiocordyceps unilateralis in ants. In this story, it was used as a bio-weapon, and has taken over large swaths of America. ...
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Why is so much emphasis placed on the Ring instead of the Palantiri?

The One Ring provides great power, but its power is primarily to dominate others. Sauron already dominated, it is implied, nearly all of Middle-earth without the Ring. It is implied or stated at ...
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Does the 'Civil War: Deluxe Collection' contain all the “Civil War” books?

Does the 'Civil War: Deluxe Collection' contain all the "Civil War" books? Or do I still need to buy more books after getting this one? .
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Anime movie with two brothers, one has a sword which gets more powerful (but also more evil) when stones are added to it [duplicate]

I watched an anime movie 4-8 years ago. Here's what I can remember: It's about two brothers, they go to school. But the older brother has a sword and has to find gems/stones which make it more ...
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Looking for medieval werewolf fantasy book probably published in 1990s or up to 2010

The main protagonist was a young woman whose father was either making her marry someone or go on a pilgrimage. The setting seemed to be England, in fall or winter. The werewolf accompanied her as she ...
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Why does Bowser always set up a bridge with an axe/switch/button if it backfired on previous experiences? [closed]

In the original Super Mario Bros., Bowser sets up a bridge with an axe, only for Mario to activate the axe and cause the bridge to collapse, with Bowser falling to his death. Then, in New Super Mario ...
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What determines whether or not an animagus can retain their clothes?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black transforms a couple times without any special attention given to his clothes - it's either implied or pretty explicitly presented that his clothes morph with him. ...
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In “Westworld”, why did Arnold choose such extreme measures?

In Westworld (2016) What was his motivation for suicide? I assume he was acting of sound mind and chose suicide rationally rather than resulting from mental illness. You can bring all of them ...
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What's the longest elven family tree we know of?

Tolkien was big on family trees, we know the names of the kings of Numenor all the way down through Gondor and Arnor up to Aragorn. But what was the longest tree we have of elves? I'm trying to find ...
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Story about people bonded to “Grateful Dead” type bears

Read this book quite a while ago in high school, 2004 at the latest. Details are a bit sketchy, any help would be appreciated. Two people, one male, one female. I think that they meet up in the ...
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Could Eragon have saved Brom?

Eragon said that could he have?
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Why was Woody unaware of his toy backstory when Buzz knew his?

Inspired by Why doesn't Buzz know he's a toy?, Buzz Lightyear believed his toy backstory was that he was a a space ranger out to defeat Emperor Zurg, as described on the back of his box. The ...
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Looking for the title of a book about being stark raving mad to navigate a ship [duplicate]

I once read a story about the future! Brain cybernetics were common. If you were "average" you got average brain implants. If you were wealthy you got the latest-and-greatest tech. It was ...
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Demonic looking samurai action figure from Bandai made of sticky rubber that wore white armor from the 90s

I had this action figure in the 90s which I believed was manufactured by Bandai. It was a rubber samurai figure (it looked kind of evil, perhaps an oni in samurai attire) that wore a white armor. You ...
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Are You Forced To Go To Hogwarts If You Don't Want To? [duplicate]

I was reading The Sorcerer's Stone when I noticed that Hagrid was very hard on the Dursley's for not telling Harry about Hogwarts, which is fair enough. However, this made me think. What if a student ...
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Book about a school for teens with powers

I don't remember much from it but I remember it was about a hidden school for teens with superpower but there was only like 10 students. The main characters power was a sort of time travel and he ...
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Why Did Hari Seldon Use a Tree As An Example? [closed]

In Asimov's Foundation, Hari Seldon is put on trial for his public predictions of the collapse of the Empire. During the trial, he has the following exchange with the prosecutor: Q. Is it not obvious ...
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Is there an official reason why J'onn J'onzz, The Martian Manhunter, was not seen in the 1970s and 80s “Superfriends” cartoons?

J'onn J'onzz, aka DC's Martian Manhunter, is an impressive, powerful, tier-1 character. He has been a part of DC canon for over 65 years, with his first appearance coming in 1955. Depending on the ...
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Is there an explanation for why the Vong were not included in the rebooted Clone Wars?

When the Clone Wars series was relaunched several years ago, I was highly anticipating that Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo might reuse some of what they had been working on before they stopped working ...
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Really awful 1970s movie about mercury dumped in a lake that caused monsters to attack

Sometime in the 1970s (I think) I saw a really awful film set in a small town by a lake. The film opened with some people camping out in the woods. One of them was zipped up in a sleeping bag. ...
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Name of movie with large animals in a house and lake house falling into the water

I am looking for a movie, likely based off of a book, that shows kids who were in a large house with animals (maybe snakes, etc) which were abnormally large and escaped cages. I remember the kids also ...
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Main character in a society where people have embedded medical devices grows a horn

I read a science fiction collection that included a story called Metamorphosis, about a society where everyone has an imbedded medical analyzer. The main character of the story goes through a physical ...
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sci-fi book where everyone older than 18 was dead

This was a sci-fi book where everyone older than 18 was dead. The eldest was some boy who's 17, I think, and I believe that they all had superpowers, if not all then some of them. The book started ...
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Sci-fi Anime episode search: kid turns into weapon

In the '90s, saw an episode of an anime (Robotech???) where the team encounter a young male child who can turn into an adult-sized cyborg-like destructive weapon (with great anime hair?). The female ...
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Short story about an astronaut experiencing time dilation

I read a short story online about an astronaut who goes on a solo trip in a ship capable of near light speed. As time goes on, he gets more and more out of sync with Earth because of time dilation. ...
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In the Dune series, how was Paul Atreides' choice of the mouse's name of Muad'Dib a natural choice?

Considering the messiah prophesy which was also Muad'Dib, I don't get it - how could he choose that name, and not be calling himself the messiah? The context of when he chose his name to be that of ...
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Do the villains know Batman has no superpowers?

We, the readers, know Batman has no superpowers. I have no idea if the villains know that. Several superpowered heroes use technology to augment their capabilities, so it is not a wild guess to say ...
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How did Maeve get there?

In The Boys' finale, There are two issues with that. How did she know where to go? Nobody told her where they were going to be. How did she get there? She doesn’t have flight or super speed, and ...
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Why can only some of the Pokémon speak English

I recently saw the 1998 film Pokémon: The First Movie (I can't recommend it), which from my understanding is a direct tie-in to the show. What I don't understand about this film is that all of the ...
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What is the species that Worf fights on the holodeck?

In the below picture, this is an alien we see Worf fighting on a regular basis. Is there any reference to what it is, where it came from (somewhere near Q'onos I assume) or any contact made between ...
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Has there been any information released about Albrecht's Character in Diablo?

Albrecht is one of the main characters in the Diablo Series, but only because he was Diablo's First Vessel in the games. Outside of this, there is really only mentions of him, and unfortunately, this ...
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Are holograms in the style of those from the Star Wars films possible? [closed]

I'm just... curious as to whether it is actually possible to create one similar to the ones seen in Star Wars.
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80's TV show Pilot man with electrical powers… NOT Misfits of Science.. solo guy

Anyone remember this one? Name? All I remember was he told his mother was pregnant with him and was struck by lightning and died right after giving birth to him. He worked on a farm. He was normal ...
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Name of a Game of Thrones fan fiction

I am trying to find a fan fiction I read years ago. It is a modern AU Game of Thrones fic with the pairing of Jon/Denearys. It involves them having an affair in college while Jon is in a relationship ...
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Why are Vulcan lips Human-reddish instead of green?

We know that Vulcan blood is copper based instead of iron as in Humans, making it appear green instead of red. This is shown when bruised or bleeding as well as in Bones' insults to Spock. The lips ...
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Did the horrible accidents in the “Final Destination” films really play out like they did in the premonitions? [closed]

I'm watching each of the premonitions of the movies. And the one with the plane, for instance, the plane, in the reality of the movie, just exploded, it didn't seem to be shaking. It just exploding ...
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Why do the Kaminoans take orders from Tyranus rather than from the Jedi?

In episodes 1-4 of season 6 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Kaminoans take direct orders from Count Dooku (as Tyranus). These orders conflict with the wishes of the Jedi, specifically Jedi Master ...

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